History of Vina

History of Vina (HM1IZA)

Location: Vina, AL 35593 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 22.61', W 88° 3.523'

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Vina was first known as Jones Crossroads, and later it was named New Burleson before the railroad came through the area. In the early 1900, the Illinois Central Railroad was built through Jones Crossroads and the town's name was changed to Vina because an engineer on a train had a wife named Elvina that he called Viney. The first store was established by Weatherford and Wren in 1906. The first shipment of goods delivered by the train to Vina was in 1907. On January 10, 1910, the first passenger train came through Vina. The first post office was granted in 1907 with W.H. Weatherford as postmaster. Eighty acres of land owned by a Mr. Rollins and Mr. Wilson were purchased for settlement and is now the present location of Vina. The Town of Vina was incorporated in 1909 and the first ordinance on record was passed on November 2, 1914 with A.W. Wright as mayor and P.M. Spencer as clerk.
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HM NumberHM1IZA
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByAlabama Tourism Department and the Town of Vina
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 402661 N 3804447
Decimal Degrees34.37683333, -88.05871667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 22.61', W 88° 3.523'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 22' 36.6" N, 88° 3' 31.38" W
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Area Code(s)256, 205
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8041 County Rd 23, Vina AL 35593, US
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